Quentin Tarantino and the Weinstein company are capitalizing on the success of the Django Unchained flick with a selection of "Django" action figures. Find out more inside.....
Along the same lines as other profitable action flicks, the Weinstein company has released a line of action figures associated with its hit Django Unchained.
The eight-inch action figures are available on Amazon.com and come "...with tailored clothing, weaponry, and accessories in the likeness of characters played by Foxx, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Leonardo DiCaprio, James Remar and Christoph Waltz."
Noted black film critic Tim Gordonspoke to The Daily Beastabout the dolls and the film saying, “There were a lot of things that were done for Django that would’ve never been done for Inglourious Basterds … but people don’t speak up. People have gotten so -- I don’t know if the word is comfortable or naïve. We just want to go along to get along and it’s very frustrating.”
While we all agree that the company should be able to profit from the success of the flick, are we ok with "slavery" being turned into a marketable commodity....again? Given, the movie was not a documentary or truly historical depiction of slavery as it was a Hollywood film for entertainment. But didn't the film portray pretty true points about slavery...and therefore the action figures could be taken as a glorification of what went down?
Also, Amazon doesn't go into detail about the accessories but we wonder if either character comes with a "whip." And how would we feel about that?
Speak on it....are the dolls an example of marketing going too far?
In other Django news....
During an interview with HipHollywood, actors Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx broke out into an impromptu tribute to Trinidad James with a verse of "All Gold Everything." Hilar. Check it out above...
Fans of Jamie, Quentin and Leo can see the cast talk about the film on last night's "Nightline":